There may be an addition to your crowded, rush hour ride home on the Metro. Passengers are now allowed to carry on folding bicycles.
Metro has announced folding bicycles no longer have to be carried in a case during rush hour. They are allowed any time, but during the peak periods have to be folded and securely fastened now. Metro changed its policy because folding bike designs have improved, they're more more compact, and they have chain guards that keep the grease from someone s bike off your pants.
Standard bicycles are still prohibited during rush hour and other busy periods. The agency says it encourages its customers to travel to stations by bicycle now that it has more than 4,000 bicycle parking spaces at the stations.